Bradley S. Adamske - San Juan Capistrano CA
Matthew C. Todish - Austin TX
Taylor Corporation - North Mankato MN
709203, 709200, 709202, 709206, 709237, 715523, 715526
A system and method for delivering an electronic document over a network, printing in hard copy form at a remote destination, and delivery of the hard copy document to a recipient. A user sends the electronic document to a server over a client-server network (which can be the Internet) where a conversion software program converts the electronic document from its client application format to a printable format (e. g. , a PostScript file). A print preview program then converts printable version of the electronic document to a graphical view format. The user can now preview the document on-line to determine how the hard copy document will look upon delivery. The printable version of the electronic document is then transmitted across a printing network (which can also be the Internet) to a print spooler server. The print spooler server prints a hard copy version of the document on an attached printer. The hard copy document is then either delivered to the recipient or held for pick-up by the recipient.